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Contested Elections in Yugoslavia

On September 24, 2000, Serbians and Montenegrins voted to elect the president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. With the votes tallied, a news report relays the latest in the contested battle between Slobodan Milosevic and opposition candidate Vojislav Kostunica, both of whom claim victory.

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    On September 24, 2000, Serbians and Montenegrins voted to elect the president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. With the votes tallied, a news report relays the latest in the contested battle between Slobodan Milosevic and opposition candidate Vojislav Kostunica, both of whom claim victory.

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